Liz Smissen

Innovation Manager

 

Liz is responsible for the development and management of new programmes including Extending Leading Practice, Growing the Top and Trust Peer Review. She is also responsible for the knowledge exchange processes across the trust and schools networks. 

Prior to joining Challenge Partners, she held a diverse portfolio of senior leadership roles in business operations and specialised in facilitation and coaching processes. Liz's career began as a secondary school teacher of English and Geography, and she has always exercised her passion for teaching and learning through mentoring business school students, coaching business leaders, and delivering leadership development programmes. 

Liz graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with a BA in Education and a Masters in Business Administration, achieving a distinction in her thesis on the intersection of Knowledge Management and Learning.

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